The coffee table book 'Dazed: 30 Years Confused: The Covers' celebrates 30 years of Dazed's groundbreaking stories at the forefront of youth culture and reveals Dazed's past, present and future through its bold cover designs and manifesto-like headlines.
In 1991, the first issue of Dazed & Confused was released as an A2 fold-out newspaper by then-20-year-old Jefferson Hack and photographer Rankin. Now, 30 years later, what began as a print magazine has transformed consciousness and become a vital cultural manifesto for today. Created for an audience that wants to be both informed and inspired to fantasize, its radical approach to publishing means that Dazed remains at the forefront of youth culture today.
Divided into ten chapters - drawn from the magazine's most memorable cover lines - this book explores how these early manifestos reflect the magazine's current ethos. Time-traveling from the 1990s to the present, a new generation of image-makers stands side-by-side with archival material to show how Dazed has always interpreted celebrities through its own groundbreaking lens: from Alexander McQueen and David Bowie's first official, recorded conversation and the designer's "Fashion-Able?" cover, to a rare appearance and guest montage of Chelsea Manning, to rapper Young Thug photographed by Harley Weir.
Title: Dazed: 30 Years Confused
Authors: Jefferson Hack and Rankin
Size: 229 x 295 x 29 mm
Size: 288 pages